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for To return a lead
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :
Return \Re*turn"\, v. t.
1. To bring, carry, send, or turn, back; as, to return a
borrowed book, or a hired horse.
Both fled attonce, ne ever back returned eye.
2. To repay; as, to return borrowed money.
3. To give in requital or recompense; to requite.
The Lord shall return thy wickedness upon thine own
head. --1 Kings ii.
4. To give back in reply; as, to return an answer; to return
5. To retort; to throw back; as, to return the lie.
If you are a malicious reader, you return upon me,
that I affect to be thought more impartial than I
6. To report, or bring back and make known.
And all the people answered together, . . . and
Moses returned the words of the people unto the
Lord. --Ex. xix. 8.
7. To render, as an account, usually an official account, to
a superior; to report officially by a list or statement;
as, to return a list of stores, of killed or wounded; to
return the result of an election.
8. Hence, to elect according to the official report of the
election officers. [Eng.]
9. To bring or send back to a tribunal, or to an office, with
a certificate of what has been done; as, to return a writ.
10. To convey into official custody, or to a general
Instead of a ship, he should levy money, and return
the same to the treasurer for his majesty's use.
11. (Tennis) To bat (the ball) back over the net.
12. (Card Playing) To lead in response to the lead of one's
partner; as, to return a trump; to return a diamond for a
To return a lead (Card Playing), to lead the same suit led
by one's partner.
Syn: To restore; requite; repay; recompense; render; remit;
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